Mets, Santana Finalize Deal

Friday, February 1, 2008

The Mets and Johan Santana have reached an agreement on a seven year deal worth 150.75 million dollars. Now, all that has to be done is a physical and he will be a New York Met. Although I did not want to see Johan Santana become a New York Met, I think it was a solid pick up by the Mets. Although he will be under contract until he is thirty-six, several pitchers have pitched successfully till then, and even longer. It isn't unreasonable to say that Santana could pitch successfully until he is thirty-six. But, will he be able to say injury free? Another problem I have with this trade is pitchers nearly as good as him, like CC Sabathia, will now be asking for ridiculous amounts of money.

Still, the Mets gave up hardly anything in this trade and acquired a pitcher who will be very dominant for at least the next four seasons. Not only that, but they did not give up Fernando Martinez, their top prospect.

Full breakdown and analysis on this trade tomorrow. Stay tuned.

2 comments:

Bucky, NY 9:59 AM CST  

The Mets had to make this deal, the team and the fans needed him. Santana, Pedro, Maine, Perez is a decent four, they could benifit from Livan Hernandez to bring another innings eater to the staff. The have to be the favorite in the NL.

Anonymous 12:59 PM CST  

Solid Pick Up? Solid Pick Up? This is not your average pitcher, This is Johan Santana! One of the Best if not THEEE best pitchers in MLB. LOL.
Anything to help you brave fans sleep better. Sweet Dreams.